No makeup-makeup looks have integrated deep into the core of the beauty industry. But it usually includes many light coverage products, so it has a minimal makeup look. However, how many people, let alone celebrities, can actually ditch the brushes completely and still shine through? We have a winner, and it is none other than the iconic diva Pamela Anderson.
Page Six reported that the former Baywatch star took the front-row seat at Paris Fashion Week with a completely bare face for the world to see. This bold gesture won her several compliments from fellow celebrities like Jamie Lee Curtis and Scarlett Johansson, who called it “an act of courage and rebellion” and a “powerful message,” respectively. Incidentally, Anderson claimed that she never expected to get so much attention out of not wearing any makeup in public.
In an interview with People, gathered by Page Six, Anderson said, “I’m makeup-free at home, so why not for Paris Fashion Week? I didn’t know anyone would notice it, but I’m glad it became a positive message.”
The 56-year-old actress shook the foundations of how ill-perceived ageism in Hollywood is and set a new trend that embraces the bare skin underneath concealers, imperfections and all. Her decision to go makeup-free stemmed from her tribute to her makeup artist, who passed away in 2019, but it cemented a new sense of identity in the industry. In her interview with People, she said, “I call it Life-ing, not aging,” adding, “Chasing youth is futile. All we can do is embrace who we are at the moment we are in, and be okay with where our feet stand right now.”
Given that her bare-face appearance spilled over from the fashion week to ads for Pandora, selfies on Instagram, and on the covers of magazines, people wonder if she has decided to swear off makeup altogether. To that, she clarified, saying, “I’m not opposed to it, I just don’t want to play the game,” adding, “And it felt good to look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m OK just like this.’”